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History of The Chicago  Picasso Sculpture      By Courtney Leddell
The Chicago Picasso Sculpture Located in Daley Plaza, The Chicago Picasso wasdedicated to the city in 1967. Although it is...
The Chicago Picasso SculptureAlthough The Picasso sculpture has become anicon of the city, it didn’t meet with an entirely...
About the AuthorCourtney Leddell holds the title of VicePresident of Consulting Anesthesiology, and hehas a great apprecia...
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History of the chicago picasso sculpture by courtney leddell

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Located in Daley Plaza, The Chicago Picasso was dedicated to the city in 1967. Although it is technically untitled, the sculpture is commonly referred to as The Chicago Picasso or simply The Picasso. Pablo Picasso designed the sculpture at the age of 85. He had been approached by William E. Hartmann, a representative of the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill law firm, and the firm had taken a role in the development of the then-new Civic Center. Mr. Hartmann gave Picasso several incentives, including a White Sox Blazer, a Sioux war bonnet, and $100,000, to create the sculpture.

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History of the chicago picasso sculpture by courtney leddell

  1. 1. History of The Chicago Picasso Sculpture By Courtney Leddell
  2. 2. The Chicago Picasso Sculpture Located in Daley Plaza, The Chicago Picasso wasdedicated to the city in 1967. Although it is technicallyuntitled, the sculpture is commonly referred to asThe Chicago Picasso or simply The Picasso. PabloPicasso designed the sculpture at the age of 85. He hadbeen approached by William E. Hartmann, arepresentative of the Skidmore, Owings, and Merrill lawfirm, and the firm had taken a role in the developmentof the then-new Civic Center. Mr. Hartmann gavePicasso several incentives, including a White Sox Blazer,a Sioux war bonnet, and $100,000, to create thesculpture.
  3. 3. The Chicago Picasso SculptureAlthough The Picasso sculpture has become anicon of the city, it didn’t meet with an entirelyenthusiastic response upon its unveiling. In fact,Colonel Jack Reilly, the Director of SpecialEvents to Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley,immediately advocated its removal.Nevertheless, The Picasso sculpture has stood indowntown Chicago for more than 40 years, andit is recognized as the first monumental outdoorsculpture by Picasso erected in North America.
  4. 4. About the AuthorCourtney Leddell holds the title of VicePresident of Consulting Anesthesiology, and hehas a great appreciation for the artwork of PabloPicasso, as well as those of Impressionistpainters.

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